• [ANS] ANS-267 AMSAT News Service Weekly Bulletins

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    In this edition:

    * 2023 AMSAT Symposium Keynote Speakers Announced
    * 41st Annual AMSAT Space Symposium Call for Papers
    * Russian Soyuz MS-24 Launches Crew to International Space Station
    * Imperial College Develops Miniature Rocket Thruster for CubeSats
    * GOES-U Successfully Completes Environmental Testing for 2024 Launch
    * Sentinel-1 Satellite Reveals Shifts from Morocco Earthquake
    * Satellite Top 100 Rovers September 2023 Rankings
    * Changes to AMSAT-NA TLE Distribution for September 21, 2023
    * ARISS News
    * Upcoming Satellite Operations
    * Hamfests, Conventions, Maker Faires, and Other Events
    * Satellite Shorts From All Over

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    ANS-267 AMSAT News Service Weekly Bulletins

    From: Radio Amateur Satellite Corporation
    712 H Street NE, Suite 1653
    Washington, DC 20002

    DATE 2023 September 24

    2023 AMSAT Symposium Keynote Speakers Announced

    Bob Twiggs, KE6QMD, considered to be the “father” of the CubeSat form f
    actor, will be a keynote speaker at the 41st Annual AMSAT Space Symposium a
    nd Annual General Meeting banquet.

    Bob is a retired professor of Astronautics and Space Science at Morehead St
    ate University. He is responsible, along with Jordi Puig-Suari of Californi
    a Polytechnic State University, for co-inventing the CubeSat reference desi
    gn for miniaturized satellites which became an industry standard for design
    and deployment of the satellites.

    Twiggs earned a Bachelor of Science in Electrical and Electronics Engineeri
    ng from the University of Idaho in 1961 and a Master of Science in Electric
    al Engineering with a concentration in microwave devices from Stanford Univ ersity in 1964.

    From 1985 to 1994, Twiggs was the director of the Weber State University Ce nter for Aerospace Technology. He served as a consulting professor in the S tanford University Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics from 1994 to 2008. At Stanford, he established the Space Systems Development Laboratory.
    Bob Twiggs became a professor at Morehead State University in 2009 in an e ffort to push the PocketQube standard leveraging the university's large ape rture (21m) space tracking system, and to help develop a space economy in t
    he state of Kentucky.

    In 2019, Twiggs designed and proposed another smaller, simpler satellite fo
    rm factor called ThinSat which could enable high school students to design
    and build satellites.

    Joining Bob in the presentation will be Nick Pugh, K5QXJ. A native of Lafay ette, Louisiana, Nick is credited with establishing the first microwave loo
    p in the Gulf of Mexico just two years after his graduation from University
    of Southwestern Louisiana (now the University of Louisiana at Lafayette).
    His pioneering leadership with telecommunications technology in and around
    the Gulf of Mexico over the years has spurred regional economic development

    Nick is also a longtime community volunteer. He directed University of Loui siana Lafayette’s successful effort to become the first college team in L ouisiana to build and launch satellites. He also advised the David Thibodau
    x STEM Magnet Academy’s high school student team, which placed a biologic
    al experiment on the International Space Station. Nick is also a member of
    the Acadiana Area Radio Association and the Lafayette Computer Club, and a founding member of Acadiana Open Channel.

    Nick has served as chair of Habitat for Humanity Lafayette. He was a member
    of Leadership Lafayette Class XXVII and is a 1998 graduate of Harvard’s Owner/President Management program. He is also the founder of the Pugh Fami
    ly Foundation, a philanthropic venture focused on helping to create a world -class public education system in the Acadiana region.

    [ANS thanks AMSAT and Wikipedia for the above information.]

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